Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blogging Two Days in a Row

Whowee!!! I can't believe it. I'm actually blogging 2 days in a row. But my post will be short. Just wanted to play with Picasa a bit and upload directly from the Picasa program 'cause they let you do it. The card looks really small here, I did change the button to Large. Clicking it will show it much larger. Hmm, probably everyone already knows that, huh? Well here is a vintage nurse from Clear Art Stamps which you can purchase at Joan's Garden here . She's a Red Cross nurse. Yikes, remember them? Do they still exist? Anyway, I wasn't sure how to color her. Nurses always wore white back in the day, but I need a Copic certification class to master "white on white," so I just lightly colored her with pencils & gamsol in mostly shades of pink and I used my Prismacolor Deco Peach marker for her skintone. It works great for Caucasian people IMO. BTW, all the stamps on this card are from the same set. I added tiny prima flowers with Stickles, ribbon. and she's cut so she's just hanging off a circle (chalked background) I did using my Making Memories circle cutter. In this pic, I didn't position the medicine tray well, but I have since re-positioned it on my card. Unfortunately, I don't know how to remove a photo yet, otherwise, I'd certainly do that.
This is a lovely set with lots of possibilities. I'm designing a simple Easter set using one of the stamps. You'll have to come back to see it. I'll post in 2 or 3 days --- promise.
I've also included a card that I made using my fave tool of all time...the one and only Cuttlebug. Here, I used the argyle folder and a floral borders die. I had been overlooking this baby for a while until I saw a card using a this very border. The Red Cross nurse card uses a border from the package going in a different direction. I heard CB will not be coming out with new stuff until CHA in July. I hope they continue their capacity for innovate and useful folders and dies. I've also used my new Nestabilitie Labels 2. I have to increase my stash of these lable dies.
I think I fibbed about the short post...sorry.
Hugs, Erica......Enjoy the remainder of the day....get some stampin' in if you haven't already.
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Joan Fricker said...

Erica, your card is adorable. Great job with that new stamp set.

You did a nice job coloring too!

Joan's Gardens

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